Charity runners needed to take the sting out of Scorpion Run

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Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, is looking for charity fundraisers to take on arguably the most challenging assault course in the UK.

The Scorpion Run, which takes place from 12:00pm (midday) on Sunday 2nd August, at Lower Drayton, in Staffordshire, features the 10K Emperor and 20K Deathstalker assault courses, comprising of 30 and 50 obstacles respectively.

The event, owned and managed by a highly experienced team of personal fitness instructors and ex SAS soldiers, is designed to push participants to their limit in a punishing test of physical and mental strength.

Owner, Carl Class, says the challenge isn’t for the faint hearted. As he explained: “Most assault courses are 8K so straight away we’ve upped the ante! Both the Emperor and Deathstalker courses involve carrying tyres, climbing over bales of hay, and crawling under cargo nets before even getting to the hardest part of the assault course!

“Other obstacles include monkey and step bars, log walks, stepping stones and a mud mile carrying a large log through bunkers and up hills.

“If that isn’t enough for participants a run through a forest carrying a 5kg sandbag, and a 2K cross country run are guaranteed to get the legs burning!”

Whether you walk, jog or run to the finishing line, Carl says participants should be justifiably proud of themselves if they complete the Scorpion Run. He said: “I have to say it’s an assault course like no other so to finish it is a massive achievement. There is also a great sense of camaraderie around the course and our experienced staff ensure that it is a safe and enjoyable day.”

Kirsten Greaves, Challenge Events Coordinator at Caudwell Children, says that there is an extra incentive for fundraisers to take on the challenge on behalf of the charity. She said: “The event organisers have very kindly agreed to give Caudwell Children fundraisers 20% off entry. All you have to do is enter the code ‘Cwell20’ at the online checkout before 28th July. Not only that, £5 from every entry will be donated to the charity.”

There is also a 5K course that is suitable for children and families.

Kirsten is calling on all participants to secure sponsorship and raise funds for Caudwell Children. Anyone who chooses to fundraise, through the event, will be sent a fundraising pack. If they raise over £60 they will be given a charity running vest to wear on the day!

To register on the Scorpion Run visit: www.caudwellchildren.com/scorpionrun